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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Finesse  \Fi*nesse"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Finessed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Finessing}.] 
  1.  To  use  artifice  or  stratagem.  --Goldsmith. 
  2.  (Whist  Playing)  To  attempt,  when  second  or  third  player, 
  to  make  a  lower  card  answer  the  purpose  of  a  higher,  when 
  an  intermediate  card  is  out  risking  the  chance  of  its 
  being  held  by  the  opponent  yet  to  play.